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The Keep, Brighton

Get started with finding out the hidden story of your house with this afternoon session led by our in-house researcher Andrew Lusted.

All houses have stories to tell and this introduction to house history will familiarise you with the tools available to find out more about your home and the people who lived in it.

the keep logoStarting with the more obvious sources in our archive, including building plans and maps, street directories and electoral rolls, rate books and census returns, Andrew Lusted will go on to show how more obscure material held at The Keep, such as newspaper reports, deeds, auction catalogues, wills and inventories, coroners’ reports and even criminal records may shed an intriguing new light on a building’s past.

This event costs £7.50 and payment and prior booking is essential as numbers are limited. Call 01273 482349 for more information and to make a booking.

Date – 08/02/2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


The Keep is a world class archive and historical resource centre which stores, conserves and gives the public access to over 900 years of records relating to the English county of East Sussex and the Special Collections held by the University of Sussex.
The Keep
Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP

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